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Deutsche Postcode Lotterie, run by Dutch lottery operator Novamedia, has roped in Germany’s former Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger as the new deputy chairwoman of the advisory board. .

She was a Federal Minister of Justice and a member of the Bundestag. She has also served as anti-Semitism commissioner for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In the board of Deutsche Postcode Lotterie, she will be responsible for deciding on the allocation of funding for social and green projects.

Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said: “The Deutsche Postcode Lotterie is the only lottery in Germany in which entire neighbourhoods not only win together, but also support social and green projects in their area. I think this concept is great and am therefore very happy to be able to support the social lottery as an advisory board member.”

Rita Süssmuth, her former Bundestag colleague and fellow board member Deutsche Postcode Lotterie, said “She is an outstanding politician, a pleasant colleague and a great person,”. “I am looking forward to the joint work on the advisory board of Deutsche Postcode Lotterie  and the further support of many effective social and green projects.”

Managing director of the postcode lottery, Annemiek Hoogenboom, said of her appointment: “Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has not only achieved a lot as a politician. She has also been involved in various social and non-profit organizations for decades. We are very happy that this extraordinary woman will now support and enrich our advisory board as Vice Chairwoman. “